Dunn County Fish And Game Association
Conservation Awards

CRITERIA FOR THE CONSERVATIONIST OF THE YEAR AWARD


Definitions:


Conserve: Keep in a safe or sound state; to avoid wasteful or destructive use.

Conservation: a careful preservation and protection of something; planned management of a natural resource to prevent exploitation, destruction or neglect.

Conservationist: a person who advocates conservation especially of natural resources.


Member Criteria: A member that is recommended for Conservationist of the Year should meet a minimum of ten of the following criteria.



Other:

1. Solicitation of the DCFGA membership for persons who meet the criteria should be made by the President at the June meeting.

  1. The DCFGA Executive committee makes a determination of the recipient by a ballot vote.

  2. Member nominations for the Award should be in writing and may be made anonymously to an executive committee member by no later than July 10th.

  3. The chosen member receives the Award at the Fall Banquet.

  4. A nominees efforts or leadership should be above and beyond a conservation-related, everyday job.



Conservationist of the Year Awardees

2000

Don Johnson

 2001

Whitney Stewart
Martha Stewart*
Don Thompson 

 2002

Stan Huftel
Mary Butler*
Eugene Lemke

2003

Gary Buss
Dan Prestebak
Duke Welter*

 2004

Hillary Hathaway
Lola Thompson*
Jim Mense

2005

Dean Wanbaugh
Wayne Wanbaugh
Jim Forster* 

 2006

Ralph Stark
Ed Stark
Dode Thorud* 

 2007

Robert Stratton
Bill Daly 

 2008

Al Finder
Steve Oson*

 2009

Robert Stratton
Mike Lehmann*

 2010

Al May
Jim Bilse*

 2011

Duke Holmberg
Rod Bahn
Dick Olson
Gene Hatfield*

 2012 Outstanding Community Achievement Award

Bills Distributing
Randy and Terry Giertz
Lee’s Auction Service
Chris and Travis Lee
Scott Sinz

 2013

Dave Moore
Tilli Hotchkiss*

 2014

Bonnie Hagberg
Annette Knutson*

*:Non-member